Author Talk: Gregory Brown presents The Lowering Days

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About The Lowering Days:

Growing up, the Ames brothers thought of the wild patch of Maine where they lived along the Penobscot River as theirs. Running down the state like a spine, the river shared its name with the people of the Penobscot Nation, whose ancestral territory included the entire Penobscot watershed, the land upon which the Ames family eventually made their home. The boys’ childhood dreamscape is shattered when a Penobscot teenager sets fire to a shuttered area paper mill on the eve of its possible reopening in an act of defiance seeking to protect the land from further harm. Call it criminal mischief or environmental justice, the fire sets loose a series of long-simmering grievances, ending in a cycle of violence that tears apart the community.


About Gregory Brown:

A native of Penobscot Bay, Gregory Brown lives in Maine with his wife and dogs. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and winner of 30Below Prize from Narrative Magazine. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Napa Valley Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and MacDowell. Learn more at